You know the drill by now. You search online for the best fibre optic broadband deal and get the same results -the same companies, the same deals, the same sinking feeling.
Like groundhog day but without the light-hearted ending.
The problem is you want the fastest internet possible and you’ve been told that fibre optic is the only way to go.
You might have even checked whether it’s available and seen the huge monthly fees or the long wait until a company has installed fibre in your area.
Well those aren’t your only options. Because without wanting to sound like a stage-hypnotist, you’re not actually looking for fibre optic broadband at all. You’re looking for ultrafast internet.
The difference is not just semantics. In numbers, ultrafast is anything over 300 mbps, which requires technology beyond the standard copper cable that connects most homes to their internet. But that doesn’t mean you have to replace one cable with another.
Our wireless broadband is capable of ultrafast speeds, and because installing it doesn’t involve digging up every street in town, it’s much cheaper for us to run compared to fibre optic broadband.
That means two things:
- We can bring ultrafast internet to an area much quicker than other companies
- We can charge our customers much less for speeds that previously only fibre optic cables could achieve
It’s still early days, but we are already in the process of making Blackburn one of the first-ever gigabit-capable towns in the UK, meaning residents will soon have access to speeds of 1,000 mbps as standard.
Speeds are currently capped at 100 mbps for £21, but will soon get faster as we get our network fully established.
If you’re a Blackburn resident you might also be eligible for the government’s Gigabit Voucher scheme, meaning your connection to our network could be completely subsidised.
Why not check if it’s available in your area.